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Star Wars: Darth Vader - Black, White & Red #3 (of 4)

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Based on 8 critic ratings.


MARC BERNARDIN brings us along with Vader on a mission you won’t soon forget!

PLUS: The penultimate chapter of JASON AARON & LEONARD KIRK’s Vader deconstruction!

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  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

  • 90


    Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White & Red #3 delivers one of the most chilling Vader tales, showcasing the full force of the Dark Lord of the Sith. With one issue left, it remains to be seen how anyone can top this issue. But I hope they try – or as Yoda would say, do.

  • 80

    With not just its ongoing storyline but also two standalone stories, this third issue of Darth Vader – Black, White & Red continues to deliver the delightful and disturbing vengeance of the Sith Lord. All three chapters of this issue embrace the vibe of its predecessors, not just with Star Wars but falling in line with Marvel’s other forays into its more brutal roster, tackling Vader with both violence and sophistication. The standout story in this issue is Daniel Warren Johnson’s “Annihilated,” as its messy and exaggerated art style makes for a fresh juxtaposition to the exacting terror of Vader. While the Sith Lord is known for largely having a grasp on his emotions, the book plays a bit more fast and loose with its art style to show that the intimidation of Vader can shatter the reality of his targets, while the story doesn’t go into the full-blown surrealism of Peach Momoko’s story in the debut issue. With only one more issue to go, the series looks to be one of the more consistent Star Wars miniseries in the franchise’s recent history.

  • 80

    Impulse Gamer

    I would recommend getting this if you have been following this series and it will be great when it comes out as a trade paperback and almost as an alternative to the current Darth Vader comic series.

  • 80


    The Star Wars anthology series centered around the adventures of Darth Vader in black and white with splashes of red continues. First up, it’s the third chapter of the continuing story “Hard Shutdown” in which the still immobilized Vader continues to give his would-be captures fits using the Force to cause more damagae to the facility and thier ship and eventually break free. Now let’s see what a fully operational Dark Lord of the Sith is capable of.

    Speaking of Vader at the peak of his powers, “Annihilated” offers just that with the Dark Lord of Sith destroying and entire Rebel convoy and then the Rebel base it was headed to all by himself. It, like the third story, shows the power and viciousness Darth Vader is capable of. My favorite story of this issue is “Diplomatic Immunity” where Vader takes a single pilot back to her homeworld where he annihilates the town she grew up in and threatens her family in order to turn the Rebel spy against the Rebellion and work for him. This is easily the best issue of the series so far.

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    The alternate takes on the world of Vader and what he’s capable of is pretty fun to watch here if you don’t take it too seriously. But that’s part of how you have to handle Star Wars comics in general with how much is packed into the timeline for the core characters. Vader’s gout some fun stories here as we see the wild power levels at play and it’s certainly enjoyable to watch with some creative situations and a sense of anything goes. All three stories deliver well in utilizing the format with the color design and black and white elements to give it an additional hook without overplaying it and I think I like the third one the most just for the way it unfolds and the narration that clicks. Good stuff all around, however.

  • 60

    You Don't Read Comics

    The limited color format is kind of…in the way of a decent anthology. It’s not the colorist’s fault, though. The format needs to be very carefully approached for it to mean anything at all. Otherwise, it just sort of feels…incomplete. Either make it black and white or full-color. Or have a compelling reason for adding the red into the black-and-white.

  • 60

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White & Red #3 is worth it for the art alone. But compared to the other issues, the stories on hand aren’t as interesting, providing no new perspective on the character.

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